Man United’s Nemanja Vidic: I expected Wayne Rooney reception
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic says he always expected Wayne Rooney to get a good reception at Old Trafford on Monday
Nemanja Vidic insists he always expected Manchester United supporters to give Wayne Rooney a good reception at Old Trafford on Monday night.
The 27-year-old striker continues to be the subject of interest from Chelsea after the Blues failed with two bids for the England international earlier this summer.
Rooney had a transfer request rejected in May but lining out at Old Trafford for the first time this season, the forward received a warm welcome as he starred in a goalless draw with Chelsea.
“The supporters have always supported the players, Wayne is no different,” said Vidic.
“He has been supported throughout the years and I don’t think there was a question he would have been supported against Chelsea.
“He has scored so many goals and won so many trophies, I expected him to receive a good reception.”
United captain Vidic also felt the Red Devils produced a good performance against Chelsea despite failing to trouble Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech.
“We had more possession around their box than they had round ours. Robin (van Persie) had a shot blocked and Danny Welbeck had a chance.
“It was a tactical game, which is why you could argue it was not great to watch. But it wasn’t a bad game for us.”